GOP lawmakers, the Trump administration and Democrats were sharply divided over public land use and a Nevada standoff between federal law enforcement and a militia led by Cliven Bundy before he was freed from jail. Now those positions have hardened and the battle is moving to Congress.
Three years and two dozen motions later, a federal court in Las Vegas will hear a federal lawsuit Monday that seeks to block the Southern Nevada Water Authority from siphoning groundwater from a 300-mile swath of eastern Nevada.
After two straight weeks of public shaming, the county is not listed in report on “non-cooperative jurisdictions” published Thursday.
Federal immigration agents were rarely seen at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas to pick up inmates subject to deportation proceedings before the beginning of the year. Now they’re there almost every day.
The son of rancher Cliven Bundy, arguing on his own behalf, told the judge he can’t adequately prepare for his case while detained and asserted that his right to a speedy trial has been violated.
Former water officials Robert Coache and Michael E. Johnson were found guilty in connection with a $1.3 million bribery scheme to help a wealthy Bunkerville landowner sell water rights to the Southern Nevada Water Authority.